Liam Mandeville was the hero for the Spireites at the Silverlake but only after Rowe had ripped up his original plan at half-time and changed formation, allowing his side to chalk up their 13th victory in his 20th league games in charge.
Sean Shields looked like earning the Terras a deserved point four minutes from time but the home side kept plugging away and snatched victory through Andy Dallas’ penalty spot in the fifth minute of time added on after he was felled by Chris Massey.
The upwardly mobile Hatters extended their unbeaten run to six with a deserved victory built on another solid defensive display which withstood the inconsistent Shots’ attempt at a grandstand finish in a frantic final period.
Trailing to two early efforts from Ryan Gondoh and Connor Smith, Woodman’s Ravens pulled one back through captain Byron Webster before the National League’s top scorer Michael Cheek rescued a point with a strike 16 minutes from time.
Madden, making his fourth appearance for County since his move from Fleetwood, struck the Hatters’ equaliser 12 minutes from time after Gavan Holohan had given Hartlepool the lead at the start of the second half
Balanta struck his sixth league goal of the season ten minutes from time to ensure Daryl McMahon’s side kept their hopes of a late push for the play-offs alive while bouncing back from Tuesday’s defeat to Hartlepool